Coconut Milk Shake

Coconut Milk Shake by my blooming fuchsias. Photo by M.C.

I’m celebrating my 100th blog post. Yippee! It only took me almost eight years.

I love chaga and Four Sigmatic. No they don’t pay me to write about them. I just like passing down health information that works for me. I like feeling energetic and accomplishing a lot. Sitting at my desk writing isn’t exactly healthy. My Coconut Milk Shake is the right amount of sweet and protein to keep this mermaid swimming.

Coconut Milk Shake
½C coconut milk, Native Forest-simple organic unsweetened
½C water
1 banana
1 scoop Four Sigmatic Plant-Based Protein
1 date

Yield: one serving

Fill Vitamix with coconut milk then water then the rest of the organic ingredients. Blend for 30 seconds or less so you don’t kill the vitamins. You need the water for the milk shake so it doesn’t taste and look like paste.

What’s in Four Sigmatic Plant-Based Protein? It says unflavored. In other words, it doesn’t have vanilla or chocolate added, but it is tasty. Everything is organic. Here is the list: pea, hemp, chia, pumpkin, coconut, ashwagandha, eleuthero, cordyceps, lion’s mane, reishi, turkey tail, chaga, lucuma powder, 2 grams of coconut palm sugar, pink Himalayan salt, cinnamon powder, and monk fruit extract. I love that the mix has ashwagandha. Ashwagandha strengthens the hair root and boosts the melanin content of hair. Chaga also fights gray hair. So ashwagandha and chaga fight gray hair. We’ll see. Ashwagandha also reduces the stress hormone, cortisol. And it promotes restorative sleep, reducing anxiety. I took Organic India Ashwagandha for a couple of years. I used it to clean out my kidneys and it worked. Ashwagandha can negate your risk of kidney damage due to diabetes or high blood pressure. I also like how it’s an immune system, mood, and memory booster. Eleuthero root boosts the immune system and respiratory health. Lúcuma—what is that? It’s a starchy fruit from Peru, Chile, and Ecuador referred to as the Gold of the Incas. Lúcuma is high in iron, niacin or vitamin B3, carotenoids, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

For 16.7 ounces (1.04 LB) of Four Sigmatic Protein it costs $55. I would say protein powder is not a necessity. I benefit more from adding seeds to salads, drinking chaga as a tea, and then taking Organic India ashwagandha in pill form. But I do enjoy this protein shake for a meal or between meals. It’s very satisfying.

Recipe from blog of

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